Hospice in need of Wellbeing volunteers to support patients in Lincolnshire

15th June 2018

Wellbeing volunteer recruitment open evening at the Inpatient Unit

St Barnabas Hospice is holding a wellbeing volunteer recruitment open evening at the Inpatient Unit on Nettleham Road Lincoln

 St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is on a recruitment drive to fill volunteer wellbeing posts at the Inpatient Unit.

The charity has the support of over 1,000 volunteers across the county and is looking to grow the support of specific wellbeing volunteers to help patients, their families and carers.

At the Inpatient Unit the wellbeing volunteers, alongside professionals offer the patients and their loved ones, complementary therapies such as Reiki, hand massage, and spiritual and pastoral care.

The volunteers also lend a listening ear whenever it is needed and champion the St Barnabas Hospice vision of a world with dignified and compassion end-of-life care.

The volunteer recruitment open evening will take place on Wednesday 27th June 5 – 7.30 pm at St Barnabas Inpatient Unit, 36 Nettleham Road, Lincoln, LN2 1RE.

Mandy Irons, Head of Wellbeing Services for St Barnabas Hospice said:

“We are recruiting wellbeing volunteers to support the staff, patients, their families at carers at our Inpatient Unit in Lincoln. This is an opportunity to make a difference to patients in the IPU and their families by providing a range of wellbeing support.

“It is an exciting opportunity to join a local charity and really make a difference to the patients, and their loved ones in the Inpatient Unit by providing a range of wellbeing support.  The volunteers will be an integral part of the ward team and work closely with the staff.

“We are looking for anyone who has experience providing complementary therapies, counselling, a background in spiritual or pastoral care, art therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, health and social care or physiotherapists. More than that we are looking for people that are good listeners, as sometimes just having someone to speak to is all the therapy our patients need.”

In return for a couple of hours of volunteered time each week between 5 -7pm, St Barnabas Hospice will offer support, a core training programme and help the individuals develop their skillset.

If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a wellbeing support volunteer for St Barnabas Hospice contact the wellbeing team on 01522 518 225 or turn up on the evening.

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